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ACCPA Chapters in Africa
The core of ACCPA is its chapters. The organization has 46 chapters across the continent. Each member of ACCPA belongs to a chapter, even if they do not physically reside in Africa. One cannot join ACCPA unless they belong to a chapter. Chapter membership is key to accessing opportunities in ACCPA. Certain activities such as meetings, examination, and training are administered at the chapter level. Therefore, not being a member of a chapter limits one’s involvement, participation, and benefits in ACCPA.
ACCPA chapters are divided into three main language zones. These language zones include the Anglophone chapters which comprises of English-speaking chapters; the Francophone chapters which comprises of French-speaking chapters; and the Losophone chapters which comprises of Portuguese-speaking chapters. Each chapter has a leadership that oversee chapter affairs. There are two leaders for each chapter: the Head of Chapter and the Assistant Head of Chapter. The chapter leadership together ensure that the chapter is following continental standards set by the ACCPA Continental Team. The chapter leadership communicates with the continental leadership consistently to ensure that each chapter is not left behind in organizational activities.
The Anglophone chapters comprises of English-speaking chapters which make up the majority of the chapters in ACCPA. These chapters include: Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
The Francophone chapters comprises of French-speaking chapters which make up the second majority of the chapters in ACCPA. These chapters include: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Burundi, Chad, DRC, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon Guinea, Niger, Senegal, and Togo.
The Losophone chapters comprises of Portuguese-speaking chapters in ACCPA. These chapters include: Angola, Cape Verde, and Mozambqiue.
Each chapter within the ACCPA network is expected to organize two chapter meetings a year. The first chapter meeting occurs in the first half of the year and the second meeting occurs in the second half of the year. The chapter meeting allows members in each chapter to come together twice a year to discuss pertinent matters in each chapter. The chapter meeting is also an opportunity to recognize ACCPA certified professionals who are presented with the Honorary ACCPA Pin.